Did you know that homes with a front porch outsell homes without a front porch? It’s true. Surf the internet and you will find tons of articles about the value a front porch brings to a home. There is just something welcoming about a beautifully designed and furnished front porch that makes you feel at home and at ease. What goes hand-in-hand with a front porch? A neighborhood where people can get out and walk around and get to know their community and neighbors.
Being Neighborly With Neighbors
In a time when our country is as divisive as it’s ever been, we need more front porches! I’m sort of being serious here.
If more homes had good front porches then more people would be using them in the mornings with coffee and evenings with their wine. People would be rocking in their chairs and swinging in their swings as neighbors walked by and waved. Waving makes you smile and smiling means you like your neighbor. Healthcare, taxes, immigration, Tweets, fake news … it all goes away when you are on your front porch being neighborly.
This listing at 3344 Hamilton Avenue is just the home to start the “Neighborly Revolution” in Fort Worth.
Located in the incredibly walkable neighborhood of Lower Monticello (I happily will take credit for coining that name of the area in 2007), this 2,436-square-foot home of three bedrooms and two-and-one-half bathrooms is more than sticks-and-bricks.
This home, with its inviting front porch, will make you want to get outside, walk down the block, wave to passersby, strike up a conversation, and maybe even give someone a hug!
Starting a Trend in “LoMo”
When built in 2008 by then Rob Sell-led Village Homes, the trend in Lower Monticello was moving toward townhomes or larger single-family homes without front porches. After hearing pleas from long-time LoMo residents about wanting to preserve the charm and friendliness of the area, the front porch design was created. Now this home is one of many newer homes with front porches that encourage neighbors to take advantage of the shops, stores, restaurants and bars that are just a few blocks away.
Designed as an Arts & Crafts bungalow, the home features stained concrete floors, tall ceilings, plenty of natural sunlight, and the all-important open kitchen/family/eating areas.
3344 Hamilton Ave. Is For You!
Whether you are a young professional, young or growing family, or an empty-nester couple, this home is for you! All bedrooms of this home are on the second level. This allows for more open spaces as well as a large master bedroom and bathroom with plenty of storage space.
This beauty is on the market for $535,000. It is listed by the greatest bow tied real estate sales professional on the planet (if you haven’t guessed…that’s ME!) To experience the home and front porch that will transform American into a great nation once again, please call 817.980.6636.
Well that’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen! Bring it.
Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years. Also, Seth loves bow ties. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.